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Spotlight: Big Something

Spotlight: Big Something

Alex H. Krinsky on March 1, 2024
photo: Rob Roane In the heart of North Carolina, Big Something have been working on their latest full-length release and, though they have been favorites around the region since 2009, this time around, things feel a bit different. Nick MacDaniels, the heart and soul of the band, is proud to admit that their latest offering […]
Tinsley Ellis Goes Acoustic

Tinsley Ellis Goes Acoustic

Larson Sutton on February 28, 2024
photo credit: Jordan Pilgrim  “I’ve threatened to do this for the past 40 years,” says Tinsley Ellis, discussing the release of his first all-acoustic album, Naked Truth. The veteran Georgia musician’s dozen-song set arrives on the heels of last year’s U.S. acoustic tour, during which Ellis amassed over 100 solo appearances. “I wanted the record […]
Reggie Watts: Weird Scientist

Reggie Watts: Weird Scientist

Dean Budnick on February 26, 2024
Photo: Megan McIsaac Reggie Watts moved to the United States at the age of four. The son of a Black American father and white French mother, who met when Charles Watts was stationed overseas as an air force serviceman, Reggie lived in Germany, Italy and Spain over the course of his young life. Although initially […]